“Three Podiums, Two Victories and Two Championships”
Article By: Race Tech Development
September 7, 2010 – The holiday weekend proved to be nothing but a successful one for Position One Motorsports (POM) as the team returned to racing in two different series as they looked to challenge for race wins and podiums. While a few team pilots travelled to the Pro Kart Challenge (PKC) North event at the Jim Russell Karting Center, others headed to the Gold Rush event at the Stockton Motorplex in the hopes of standing atop the podium.
Heading to the PKC event was a trio of drivers that were all looking for wins in their respective classes. The P1 Engines Motori 7 powered Maddox chassis driven by Bobby Kelley did not disappoint in his quest for victory as the talented driver took the checkers in the TaG Senior division. After scoring the pole position earlier in the day, Kelley went on to claim first and third place results in his heat races before dominating the final and taking the victory by more than three seconds to his nearest competitor.
A pair of Position One Motorsports drivers would enter the TaG Junior classes and both of them would have solid runs this weekend. The P1 Engines powered Maddox chassis of Nicholas Morales would have the better results of the duo claiming the second step of the podium when the day had concluded. Challenging with the leaders all day long, Morales qualified outside the front row and went on to claim a solid third in heat one and first in the second heat. Looking to carry the momentum through the final, the Maddox driver would fall just short as he came home in the second position.
Also competing in TaG Junior aboard a P1 Engines powered Avanti chassis was up and coming pilot Devin Sanchez. Showing his true consistency, Sanchez qualified fourth and finished fourth in every on track element throughout the event but ran with the leaders and would challenge for a podium result.
With their solid results and consistency throughout the season, both Bobby Kelley (TaG Senior) and Devin Sanchez (TaG Junior) secured their championships in the Pro Kart Challenge North program.
The results would keep coming for Position One Motorsports at the Gold Rush event at Stockton Motorplex. Competing in Yamaha Senior Super Sportsman Pipe, Nick Johnston would have a solid qualifying run that would see him turn the fourth quickest time of the session. Looking to improve from his outside second row starting position, Johnston claimed the third position in the heat race before going on to take the checkers in the main event aboard his P1 Engines powered Maddox chassis.
Nicholas Morales would make the trek to Stockton from the PKC event to do battle in the KPV 2 category. With limited on track action, Morales would qualify outside the fourth row before finishing sixth in his heat race. After a hectic start to the main event, Morales would manage to score an eighth place result in the final.
“Our drivers had another incredible weekend of racing,” stated Luis Martinez, owner of Position One Motorsports. “We managed to lock up a pair of championships in Pro Kart and had strong results at Gold Rush. We are peaking at the perfect time of the season as we begin our preparation for the biggest race of the year, the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals.”
Next on the docket for Position One Motorsports is the International Karting Federation (IKF) Region 7 event at the Apex Karting Center. Position One Motorsports will continue to offer arrive and drive opportunities for all IKF, the Streets of Lancaster Grand Prix and the Superkarts! USA SuperNationals. Interested parties are asked to contact Position One Motorsports at 626.814.2008
For more information on Position One Motorsports, race team opportunities, Maddox and/or Avanti product lines as well as information on how to get into karting, please visit Position One Motorsports online at www.position-one.com or contact them at 626.814.2008.
Position One Motorsports Fast Facts:
Position One Motorsports is the North American importer for both the Avanti and Maddox product lines, has a direct working relationship with in-house engine builder P1 Engines and operates out of a state-of-the art shop in Baldwin Park, California.
Position One Motorsports offers complete arrive and drive opportunities for many of the western karting series. With a trackside support program that is second to none, Position One Motorsports utilizes their knowledge, skills and experience to ensure their customers are at the front of the pack. Position One Motorsports also offers test days, full race weekends as well as chassis only or complete rental packages. Position One Motorsports is also looking to develop retail sales and expand their dealer network and interested parties are asked to contact them at 626.814.2008.